WandaVision Episode 9 Ending Explained: Is Wanda's metamorphosis to Scarlet Witch actually a bane?
Spoilers for 'WandaVision' Episode 9
'WandaVision' finally comes to a fitting end with Episode 9. The 50-minute action-packed humdinger also added generous portions of melodrama coupled with two end-credit scenes that see the connection to 'Captain Marvel 2' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.' While the mid and the post-credit scenes spark enough speculations about the future of the show's characters, the final minutes of the episode complete the evolution of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as a superhero.
'WandaVision' Episode 9: Ending Explained
A quick recap. The final minutes of the episode see Wanda's metamorphosis to the Scarlet Witch. The much-anticipated costume and the crown come in full glory. She never was a witch but was always destined to be one. The episode also highlights Wanda's best trait — being a quick learner. The best example is using runes to ensure Agatha Harkness cannot use her power against Wanda despite absorbing most of it. This was the final realization for Agatha that she just couldn't win against the Scarlet Witch.
Her fate is consigned to play the role she had in Westview. Agatha was introduced as the nosy neighbor and in the end, that's all she became even as the fake reality started crumbling. The world as people knew it was back to normalcy, but few were aware of the sacrifice Wanda had to make in order to restore parity. The end of Westview meant the end of her children and Vision (Paul Bettany), who were figments of the Mind Stone that gave Wanda her abilities.
The end is emotional. Vision lives on but as a memory. In the brief time they spent as a couple in Westview, there were good memories and immense love that was enough for Wanda. The sad part is the death (can be read as a tearful disintegration) of Vision for the third time. That said, all isn't lost as he's restored the memories of the White Vision who was created by SWORD. The character is now missing, but safe to say, it's not the last time we have seen him in the MCU.
Tying into 'Captain Marvel 2' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
The mid and end-credit scenes focus on Monica Rambeau/Spectrum (Teyonah Parris) and Wanda. While the world waited for a potential Doctor Strange cameo, there was no sign of the wizard. Monica, contacted by a Skrull will link up with Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), will most definitely be seen in 'Captain Marvel 2' that will surely explain what went wrong between Spectrum and Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). The same can be said for Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) who will be seen in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and 'Antman 3'.
The post-credit scene with the Scarlet Witch astral form is a direct throwback to 'Doctor Strange' and also a tie-in for the sequel making its way into cinemas (hopefully) in 2022. Until then, it is a painful wait, as the movie will have to explain what happens to Wanda after she, in the astral form, hears the cries of her children calling for help. There will be theories and speculations pouring in for that nonetheless.
With this, the series ends and fans will wait for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' that will debut on March 19, 2021.
'WandaVision' Episode 9 is available for streaming on Disney+.